Les Compagnons De La Peur
Artwork: Les Compagnons De La Peur
Size: 70.7 x 93 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1942
Marks: Signed 'Magritte' (upper right); signed, titled and dated 'LES COMPAGNONS DE LA PEUR' MAGRITTE 1942' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Willy Van Den Bussche, Brussels, by whom probably acquired directly from the artist, by 1943; Galerie Lou Cosyn, Brussels; Obelisk Gallery, London; Jack Stafford, London, by whom acquired from the previous, in 1961; Mme Jean Krebs, Brussels, by 1965; Private collection, Brussels, by whom acquired from the previous by 1967, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, London, 4 February 2015, lot 117; Private collection, Tokyo, by whom acquired at the previous sale
Exhibition history: London, Obelisk Gallery, Masters of Surrealism: Ernst to Matta, March - April 1961; London, Obelisk Gallery, Magritte: Paintings, Drawings, Gouaches, September - October 1961, no. 23, p. 23 (illustrated p. 22; with inverted dimensions); New York, Museum of Modern Art, Rene Magritte, December 1965 - February 1966, no. 40, p. 79 (illustrated p. 60); this exhibition later travelled to Waltham, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, April - May 1966; Chicago, Art Institute, May - July 1966; Pasadena, Art Museum, August - September 1966; and Berkeley, University Art Museum, October - November 1966; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rene Magritte: Het mysterie van de werkelijkheid, Le mystere de la realite, August - September 1967, no. 46b, p. 126 (illustrated p. 127); Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Retrospective Magritte, October - December 1978, no. 127, n.p. (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, January - April 1979; Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Rene Magritte, June - October 1987, no. 46, pp. 184-185 (illustrated p. 184; illustrated n.p.); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, November 1987 - February 1988, no. 49, pp. 276 & n.p. (illustrated n.p.); Yamaguchi, Musee Prefectural, Rene Magritte, April - May 1988, no. 52, pp. 86-87 (illustrated p. 86); this exhibition later travelled to Tokyo, Musee National d'Art Moderne, May - July 1988; Ostend, Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Rene Magritte, June - August 1990, no. 35, pp. 150 & 273-274 (illustrated p. 151); Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Rene Magritte, 1898-1967, March - June 1998, no. 129, p. 142 (illustrated); Knokke, Casino de Knokke, Magritte, June - September 2001, no. 24, p. 125 (illustrated p. 52); Vienna, BA-CA Kunstforum, Rene Magritte: The Key to Dreams, April - July 2005, no. 52, p. 200 (illustrated p. 117); this exhibition later travelled to Basel, Fondation Beyeler, August - November 2005; Brussels, Musee Magritte, on loan 2009-2014

Christie's London

Date: 2018-06-20
Lot Number: 12B